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Star Wars day

Simon Cox

03 May 2010

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Star Wars day

Luuuuuke, Luuuuuke, wake up it's the 4th of May - Star Wars Day...

May the 4th be with you

The 4th day of May is traditionally Star Wars day where all Star Wars fans celebrate this ground breaking series of films. Not George Lucas though - he missed a golden marketing opportunity by missing the 4th of may and releasing the original film on May 25th 1977.

It was even mentioned in the Houses of Parliament - Hansard 4th May 1994

Mr. Cohen : Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker. If that point of order was an allusion to me, I can tell the hon. Gentleman that I was here for the opening speeches, and for some of the speeches that followed.

May the fourth is an appropriate date for a defence debate. My researcher, who is a bit of a wit, said that it should be called national star wars day. He was talking about the film “Star Wars” rather than President Reagan’s defence fantasy, and he added, “May the fourth be with you.” That is a very bad joke ; he deserves the sack for making it, but he is a good researcher.

To celebrate this momentous occasion here is the brilliant Eddie Izzard’s Star Wars Canteen sketch in Lego:

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